Report: HEAL TB Summary
From 2011–16, the HEAL TB project supported Ethiopia's Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) in Amhara and Oromia regions to improve comprehensive TB services, including finding and treating TB in children, adults, and special populations; expanding multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) diagnosis and treatment; integrating TB and HIV services; improving laboratory diagnostics and reporting; and strengthening the expertise, leadership, and management of the health system.
The project far exceeded virtually all initial targets. Begun in 10 zones, HEAL TB increased in scope to 28 zones—covering all of Amhara and Oromia regions. The dramatic scale-up brought high-quality, comprehensive TB services to nearly 55 million people—more than half the country's population. All numbers in this report refer to project-supported work in Amhara and Oromia Regions unless otherwise indicated.